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editorial: enhance readability of header introductions

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    407407      <meta name="DC.Creator" content="Reschke, J. F.">
    408408      <meta name="DC.Identifier" content="urn:ietf:id:draft-ietf-httpbis-p3-payload-latest">
    409       <meta name="DC.Date.Issued" scheme="ISO8601" content="2009-09-25">
     409      <meta name="DC.Date.Issued" scheme="ISO8601" content="2009-09-26">
    410410      <meta name="DC.Relation.Replaces" content="urn:ietf:rfc:2616">
    411411      <meta name="DC.Description.Abstract" content="The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP has been in use by the World Wide Web global information initiative since 1990. This document is Part 3 of the seven-part specification that defines the protocol referred to as &#34;HTTP/1.1&#34; and, taken together, obsoletes RFC 2616. Part 3 defines HTTP message content, metadata, and content negotiation.">
     
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    441             <td class="header left">Expires: March 29, 2010</td>
     441            <td class="header left">Expires: March 30, 2010</td>
    442442            <td class="header right">HP</td>
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    494             <td class="header right">September 25, 2009</td>
     494            <td class="header right">September 26, 2009</td>
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    516516      <p>The list of Internet-Draft Shadow Directories can be accessed at &lt;<a href="http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html">http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html</a>&gt;.
    517517      </p>
    518       <p>This Internet-Draft will expire in March 29, 2010.</p>
     518      <p>This Internet-Draft will expire in March 30, 2010.</p>
    519519      <h1><a id="rfc.copyrightnotice" href="#rfc.copyrightnotice">Copyright Notice</a></h1>
    520520      <p>Copyright © 2009 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.</p>
     
    10101010      <div id="rfc.iref.h.1"></div>
    10111011      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.1"><a href="#rfc.section.5.1">5.1</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.accept" href="#header.accept">Accept</a></h2>
    1012       <p id="rfc.section.5.1.p.1">The "Accept" request-header field can be used to specify certain media types which are acceptable for the response. Accept
    1013          headers can be used to indicate that the request is specifically limited to a small set of desired types, as in the case of
    1014          a request for an in-line image.
     1012      <p id="rfc.section.5.1.p.1">The "Accept" request-header field can be used by user agents to specify response media types that are acceptable. Accept headers
     1013         can be used to indicate that the request is specifically limited to a small set of desired types, as in the case of a request
     1014         for an in-line image.
    10151015      </p>
    10161016      <div id="rfc.figure.u.15"></div><pre class="inline"><span id="rfc.iref.g.14"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.15"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.16"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.17"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.18"></span>  <a href="#header.accept" class="smpl">Accept</a>   = "Accept" ":" <a href="#core.rules" class="smpl">OWS</a> <a href="#header.accept" class="smpl">Accept-v</a>
     
    11121112      <div id="rfc.iref.h.2"></div>
    11131113      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.2"><a href="#rfc.section.5.2">5.2</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.accept-charset" href="#header.accept-charset">Accept-Charset</a></h2>
    1114       <p id="rfc.section.5.2.p.1">The "Accept-Charset" request-header field can be used to indicate what character sets are acceptable for the response. This
    1115          field allows clients capable of understanding more comprehensive or special-purpose character sets to signal that capability
     1114      <p id="rfc.section.5.2.p.1">The "Accept-Charset" request-header field can be used by user agents to indicate what response character sets are acceptable.
     1115         This field allows clients capable of understanding more comprehensive or special-purpose character sets to signal that capability
    11161116         to a server which is capable of representing documents in those character sets.
    11171117      </p>
     
    11351135      <div id="rfc.iref.h.3"></div>
    11361136      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.3"><a href="#rfc.section.5.3">5.3</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.accept-encoding" href="#header.accept-encoding">Accept-Encoding</a></h2>
    1137       <p id="rfc.section.5.3.p.1">The "Accept-Encoding" request-header field is similar to Accept, but restricts the content-codings (<a href="#content.codings" title="Content Codings">Section&nbsp;2.2</a>) that are acceptable in the response.
     1137      <p id="rfc.section.5.3.p.1">The "Accept-Encoding" request-header field can be used by user agents to indicate what response content-codings (<a href="#content.codings" title="Content Codings">Section&nbsp;2.2</a>) are acceptable in the response.
    11381138      </p>
    11391139      <div id="rfc.figure.u.22"></div><pre class="inline"><span id="rfc.iref.g.21"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.22"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.23"></span>  <a href="#header.accept-encoding" class="smpl">Accept-Encoding</a>    = "Accept-Encoding" ":" <a href="#core.rules" class="smpl">OWS</a>
     
    11861186      <div id="rfc.iref.h.4"></div>
    11871187      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.4"><a href="#rfc.section.5.4">5.4</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.accept-language" href="#header.accept-language">Accept-Language</a></h2>
    1188       <p id="rfc.section.5.4.p.1">The "Accept-Language" request-header field is similar to Accept, but restricts the set of natural languages that are preferred
    1189          as a response to the request. Language tags are defined in <a href="#language.tags" title="Language Tags">Section&nbsp;2.4</a>.
     1188      <p id="rfc.section.5.4.p.1">The "Accept-Language" request-header field can be used by user agents to indicate the set of natural languages that are preferred
     1189         in the response. Language tags are defined in <a href="#language.tags" title="Language Tags">Section&nbsp;2.4</a>.
    11901190      </p>
    11911191      <div id="rfc.figure.u.24"></div><pre class="inline"><span id="rfc.iref.g.24"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.25"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.26"></span>  <a href="#header.accept-language" class="smpl">Accept-Language</a>   = "Accept-Language" ":" <a href="#core.rules" class="smpl">OWS</a>
     
    12371237      <div id="rfc.iref.h.5"></div>
    12381238      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.5"><a href="#rfc.section.5.5">5.5</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.content-encoding" href="#header.content-encoding">Content-Encoding</a></h2>
    1239       <p id="rfc.section.5.5.p.1">The "Content-Encoding" entity-header field is used as a modifier to the media-type. When present, its value indicates what
    1240          additional content codings have been applied to the entity-body, and thus what decoding mechanisms must be applied in order
    1241          to obtain the media-type referenced by the Content-Type header field. Content-Encoding is primarily used to allow a document
    1242          to be compressed without losing the identity of its underlying media type.
     1239      <p id="rfc.section.5.5.p.1">The "Content-Encoding" entity-header field indicates what content-codings have been applied to the entity-body, and thus what
     1240         decoding mechanisms must be applied in order to obtain the media-type referenced by the Content-Type header field. Content-Encoding
     1241         is primarily used to allow a document to be compressed without losing the identity of its underlying media type.
    12431242      </p>
    12441243      <div id="rfc.figure.u.26"></div><pre class="inline"><span id="rfc.iref.g.27"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.28"></span>  <a href="#header.content-encoding" class="smpl">Content-Encoding</a>   = "Content-Encoding" ":" <a href="#core.rules" class="smpl">OWS</a> <a href="#header.content-encoding" class="smpl">Content-Encoding-v</a>
     
    12601259      <div id="rfc.iref.h.6"></div>
    12611260      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.6"><a href="#rfc.section.5.6">5.6</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.content-language" href="#header.content-language">Content-Language</a></h2>
    1262       <p id="rfc.section.5.6.p.1">The "Content-Language" entity-header field describes the natural language(s) of the intended audience for the enclosed entity.
    1263          Note that this might not be equivalent to all the languages used within the entity-body.
     1261      <p id="rfc.section.5.6.p.1">The "Content-Language" entity-header field describes the natural language(s) of the intended audience for the entity. Note
     1262         that this might not be equivalent to all the languages used within the entity-body.
    12641263      </p>
    12651264      <div id="rfc.figure.u.28"></div><pre class="inline"><span id="rfc.iref.g.29"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.30"></span>  <a href="#header.content-language" class="smpl">Content-Language</a>   = "Content-Language" ":" <a href="#core.rules" class="smpl">OWS</a> <a href="#header.content-language" class="smpl">Content-Language-v</a>
     
    12861285      <div id="rfc.iref.h.7"></div>
    12871286      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.7"><a href="#rfc.section.5.7">5.7</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.content-location" href="#header.content-location">Content-Location</a></h2>
    1288       <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.1">The "Content-Location" entity-header field <em class="bcp14">MAY</em> be used to supply the resource location for the entity enclosed in the message when that entity is accessible from a location
    1289          separate from the requested resource's URI. A server <em class="bcp14">SHOULD</em> provide a Content-Location for the variant corresponding to the response entity; especially in the case where a resource has
     1287      <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.1">The "Content-Location" entity-header field is used to supply a URI for the entity in the message when it is accessible from
     1288         a location separate from the requested resource's URI.
     1289      </p>
     1290      <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.2">A server <em class="bcp14">SHOULD</em> provide a Content-Location for the variant corresponding to the response entity, especially in the case where a resource has
    12901291         multiple entities associated with it, and those entities actually have separate locations by which they might be individually
    12911292         accessed, the server <em class="bcp14">SHOULD</em> provide a Content-Location for the particular variant which is returned.
     
    12951296  <a href="#header.content-location" class="smpl">Content-Location-v</a> =
    12961297                    <a href="#abnf.dependencies" class="smpl">absolute-URI</a> / <a href="#abnf.dependencies" class="smpl">partial-URI</a>
    1297 </pre><p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.3">The value of Content-Location also defines the base URI for the entity.</p>
    1298       <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.4">The Content-Location value is not a replacement for the original requested URI; it is only a statement of the location of
     1298</pre><p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.4">The value of Content-Location also defines the base URI for the entity.</p>
     1299      <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.5">The Content-Location value is not a replacement for the original requested URI; it is only a statement of the location of
    12991300         the resource corresponding to this particular entity at the time of the request. Future requests <em class="bcp14">MAY</em> specify the Content-Location URI as the request-target if the desire is to identify the source of that particular entity.
    13001301      </p>
    1301       <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.5">A cache cannot assume that an entity with a Content-Location different from the URI used to retrieve it can be used to respond
     1302      <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.6">A cache cannot assume that an entity with a Content-Location different from the URI used to retrieve it can be used to respond
    13021303         to later requests on that Content-Location URI. However, the Content-Location can be used to differentiate between multiple
    13031304         entities retrieved from a single requested resource, as described in <a href="p6-cache.html#caching.negotiated.responses" title="Caching Negotiated Responses">Section 2.6</a> of <a href="#Part6" id="rfc.xref.Part6.4"><cite title="HTTP/1.1, part 6: Caching">[Part6]</cite></a>.
    13041305      </p>
    1305       <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.6">If the Content-Location is a relative URI, the relative URI is interpreted relative to the request-target.</p>
    1306       <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.7">The meaning of the Content-Location header in requests is undefined; servers are free to ignore it in those cases.</p>
     1306      <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.7">If the Content-Location is a relative URI, the relative URI is interpreted relative to the request-target.</p>
     1307      <p id="rfc.section.5.7.p.8">The meaning of the Content-Location header in requests is undefined; servers are free to ignore it in those cases.</p>
    13071308      <div id="rfc.iref.c.10"></div>
    13081309      <div id="rfc.iref.h.8"></div>
     
    13461347      <div id="rfc.iref.h.9"></div>
    13471348      <h2 id="rfc.section.5.9"><a href="#rfc.section.5.9">5.9</a>&nbsp;<a id="header.content-type" href="#header.content-type">Content-Type</a></h2>
    1348       <p id="rfc.section.5.9.p.1">The "Content-Type" entity-header field indicates the media type of the entity-body sent to the recipient or, in the case of
    1349          the HEAD method, the media type that would have been sent had the request been a GET.
     1349      <p id="rfc.section.5.9.p.1">The "Content-Type" entity-header field indicates the media type of the entity-body. In the case of responses to the HEAD method,
     1350         the media type is that which would have been sent had the request been a GET.
    13501351      </p>
    13511352      <div id="rfc.figure.u.33"></div><pre class="inline"><span id="rfc.iref.g.35"></span><span id="rfc.iref.g.36"></span>  <a href="#header.content-type" class="smpl">Content-Type</a>   = "Content-Type" ":" <a href="#core.rules" class="smpl">OWS</a> <a href="#header.content-type" class="smpl">Content-Type-v</a>
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